A judge had been wrong in directing a jury that the state of mind of an offender should be disregarded when deciding whether the defence of "good reason" in the Criminal Justice Act 1988 s.139(4) had been made out. It was doubtful whether the jury would have come to a different conclusion if it had been correctly directed, but it was properly open for it to do so, and therefore the conviction was unsafe.

CA (Crim Div) (Moore-Bick LJ, Irwin J, Sir Christopher Holland) 18/1/2012
[2012] EWCA Crim 8

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